Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang engaged in an absolute war at UFC 248 tonight, Saturday, March 7th, 2020, and the two women traded shots and gave each other their all. The damage accumulated, and it was visually more evident in Joanna’s case as her forehead badly swelled and ballooned from the third round of their contest. It only got worse as they continued on for multiple rounds.
Check out photos of Jedrzejczyk’s swollen forehead.
After an instant classic of a bout, Zhang ended up retaining her strawweight belt in a split decision victory. Here’s a snippet from our play-by-play.
Round 5 - Both women are bloodied and batter. They hug to start the round. They throw down right away. Body kick from Joanna. Combo from Zhang. Solid low kick from Jedrzejczyk. Joanna with a right over the top. Weili with a left hook that blew up Joanna’s nose! Weili with antother left hook, and a body kick. Joanna goes to the body. Joanna wih two huge left hooks! Weili wih her own! They both land again. Another left hook from Weili forces Joanna to clinch. Knee to the belly from Jedrzejczyk. They trade body kicks. High body kick from Jedrzejczyk. Inside leg kick from Weili. More kicks. They land straight lefts. Zhang with an elbow. Joanna with a huge spinning back fist! Zhang with a massive right, just before the horn! Holy cow! I have it 10-9 Weili but 48-47 Jedrzejczyk. No score would surprise me though.
Zhang Weili defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)